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Old 09-18-2008, 02:25 AM
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I have a Hanger-9 .46 size Sundowner. I have an E flight 46 to power it. The prop drive hub is a collet arrangement. Is ther a trick to keep this on the motor shaft? Twice I have lost the prop and hub in flight , never to be found. Tonight it happenrd and it did some damage to the wing. Would loctite help? Are there better prop hubs? HELP!

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Old 09-18-2008, 02:34 AM
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Are you sure you have the correct size collet adapter? If you crank the proper collet down with a socket wrench, or a decent length bar if it has a cone nut... it should hold well.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:35 AM
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is this the SAME collet?
Try a different one of different manufacturers. I never have a collet come off in flight.
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim52519 View Post
I have a Hanger-9 .46 size Sundowner. I have an E flight 46 to power it. The prop drive hub is a collet arrangement. Is ther a trick to keep this on the motor shaft? Twice I have lost the prop and hub in flight , never to be found. Tonight it happenrd and it did some damage to the wing. Would loctite help? Are there better prop hubs? HELP!

Thanks,
Jim
are you using the E Flite collets, if you are, get away from them, and buy a decent collet prop adapter, I have had nothing but problems with them, take care, Chellie
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
are you using the E Flite collets, if you are, get away from them, and buy a decent collet prop adapter, I have had nothing but problems with them, take care, Chellie
I have also had an issue, confirmed by my LHS as a general weakening of cheap metal the more times you crank them down. I've gone to a standard size, causing me to ream the APC props, but have found it much better.

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:08 AM
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Great Planes makes a decent one - they also go to the trouble of putting "APC ready" on the package so you know it will work with the APC-E's rather large/deep prop hub.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:26 PM
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Anyone know where Sierra Hobby (Perfect Prop Adapters) has disappeared to?
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:30 PM
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Anyone know where Sierra Hobby (Perfect Prop Adapters) has disappeared to?
Here you go Dr. Kiwi

http://www.visionhobbies.com/1284485.html
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:33 PM
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I dont know if this is the hobby shop or not that your looking for, take care, Chellie

http://www.highsierrahobbies.com/
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:10 PM
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I've lost several prop/adapter/spinner combos because i had the brake on. Unless you'e flying a folder or have some very special need for it, disable the brake or go to a soft brake.
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